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The most popular surgeries for transplantation in Canada are a homotopic and a heterotopic

Two surgeons are working to make a homotextile heart transplant a reality.“We think we have found a way to make it easier for people to get their transplant done,” said Dr. John Ritchie, a cardiologist and chief medical officer of the Ottawa-based Canadian Heart Association.Ritchie, who has been working on the project for the past […]

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How to avoid a heart attack: What you need to know

A heart attack is one of the most common and potentially life-threatening health problems, but the risk is far lower than it was 50 years ago.It can be prevented with simple, safe and inexpensive treatments.But while we can take steps to prevent a heart Attack, it is important to remember that it can happen at […]

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Hockey players, parents talk heart surgery

NHL players and their families are getting a glimpse into what it’s like to go through a heart surgery.The NHL is bringing the sport’s tradition of heart surgery to the NHL Players Association meeting next week in Toronto.The players association is looking at whether to allow it to move forward, but its not known how […]

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How to treat a blocked artery

If you have a blocked heart valve, or you’re in an emergency situation, there are some steps you can take to ease the pressure.The American College of Cardiology (ACC) says the most common type of heart surgery involves opening a blockage in your coronary artery.In these cases, your surgeon will use a metal plate, called […]

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